Minnesota Golden Gophers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with Sweep of Colorado College

February 23rd, 2010 by Chris Eckes Leave a reply »
After a disappointing two losses against Denver University, the Gophers could have given up hope for the season. They apparently decided to keep fighting.

The Gophers handed then-No. 7 Colorado College two convincing losses, dominating nearly the whole of both weekend games.

Friday's game featured a tense first period, with Colorado College getting several excellent chances to score on Gopher goaltender, Alex Kangas. Kangas, however, made quality saves on every shot the Tigers put on goal in the first period.

The goalie gave the team a chance to pull ahead, and the Gophers took that chance at 19:59 of the first period, with Patrick White lighting the lamp just before the horn sounded.

Both goalies pitched shutouts in the second period, with the Gopher defensemen playing stout defense and forcing Colorado College to settle for second-rate scoring chances.

Jordan Schroeder scored the separation goal at 1:38 of the third period, with Josh Birkholz adding a highlight-reel tally as he flipped the puck over a Tiger defender just inside the offensive blue-line before sniping a shot in the top corner past CC goalie and Minnesota native, Joe Ho ...

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